Questions to the Mlankara Catholic Rite
- I have some questions for the Malankara Catholic Rite Mission. Please
1. The People and the Malankara Catholic Prelates claim the H B
Baselious Clemis Can Use the title `Catholicose'. But what about the
letter issued by the Holy See (PRONT N: 2581/2005/h) which Cleary
mentions that `no Catholicose' title has been issued to the Head of
Malankara Catholic rite. Decisions taken by the Holy See is normally
applicable to all rites, but what is very special to the Malankara
Catholic Rite? Is the Malankara Catholic rite above the Holy See?
2. There is only one His Holiness in the Roman Catholic Church and
that is His Holiness Pope Himself. Then How does anther `HIS HOLINESS'
possible in one of most tiny rites in the Roman Catholic Church?? The
Malankara Catholic Rite has publicly displayed boards at Trivandrum
and elsewhere addressing their Primate as His Holiness!! Are they
still under the Control of Rome or does HB Baselious Cleemis
considered above the status of His Holiness Poe by the rest of the
Roman Catholic rites and members?? Then What about the Status of His
Eminence Cardinal and Major Archbishop Mar Varkey Vithayathil and
Archbishop His Grace Most. Rev.Dr. M. Soosa Pakiam??? Are they both
above below His Holiness Pope or HB Baselious Cleemis???
3. In the recent books, notes, documents issued by Vatican it has been
clearly mentioned that the title of the Primate of the Malankara
Catholic rite is Major Archbishop, nothing more or nothing less!!!
4. According to the beliefs and traditions of the Roman Catholic
Church there is one Apostolic Throne and that is the Throne of
St.Peter and His Holiness Pope is enthroned on it. The how can be
another Throne (Throne of St Thomas) in the Same Roman Catholic
Church?? How can His Beatitude Baselius Cleemis Enthroned on the
Apostolic Throne of St.Thomas???
5. The title Catholicose of the all East has been granted by the
Jerusalem Synod. The First Catholicose of the East was St.Thomas
Himself. The Present Catholicose of the East is His Holiness Baselius
Marthoma Dydioms I who is the 90th successor to the throne of St
Thomas. Then how can His Beatitude Baselius Cleemis claim that he is
Enthroned on the Apostolic Throne of St.Thomas???
6.The Vatican Has recognized the Supreme Primate of the Malankara
Orthodox Church as the 'Catholicose of the Apostolic Throne of
St.Thomasand Malankara Metropolitan'.
Online Evidence: (CNEWA (Catholic Near East Welfare Association
Website- A Papal Agency for humanitarian and Patrol Support )
Check below what the Holy See has mentioned about the title of the
Primate of the Syr-Malankara Church.
It has been clearly mentioned that the title is - Major Archbishop of
Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars.
It is always better to remember the following
"You may fool some people some time
You may fool some people all the time,
But you cannot fool all people all the time"